Bunny Berigan Orchestra

Roland Bernard "Bunny" Berigan (November 2, 1908 – June 2, 1942) was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader who rose to fame during the swing era. His career and influence were shortened by alcoholism, and ended with his early demise at the age of 33 from cirrhosis. Although he composed some jazz instrumentals such as "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues", Berigan was best known for his virtuoso jazz trumpeting. His 1937 classic recording "I Can't Get Started" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 2, 1908 (Hilbert), Died June 2, 1942 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, Musical group

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 225 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-011121 10-in. 6/25/1937 Frankie and Johnnie Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011122 10-in. 6/25/1937 Mahogany Hall stomp Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011673 10-in. 8/7/1937 Let 'er go Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-011674 10-in. 8/7/1937 Turn on that red hot heat (Burn your blues away) Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CS-011675 12-in. 8/7/1937 I can't get started Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor CS-011676 12-in. 8/7/1937 The prisoner's song Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013201 10-in. 8/18/1937 Why talk about love? Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013202 10-in. 8/18/1937 Caravan Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013203 10-in. 8/18/1937 A study in brown Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013329 10-in. 9/3/1937 Sweet Varsity Sue Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013330 10-in. 9/3/1937 Gee, but it's great to meet a friend (From your home town) Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013331 10-in. 9/3/1937 Ebb tide Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013332 10-in. 9/3/1937 Have you ever been in heaven? Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-013333 10-in. 9/3/1937 Mama, I wanna make rhythm Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-014652 10-in. 10/7/1937 I'd love to play a love scene (Opposite you) Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-014653 10-in. 10/7/1937 I want a new romance Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-014654 10-in. 10/7/1937 Miles apart Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-014655 10-in. 10/7/1937 A strange loneliness Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017765 10-in. 12/23/1937 In a little Spanish town ('Twas on a night like this) Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017766 10-in. 12/23/1937 Black bottom Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017767 10-in. 12/23/1937 Trees Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017768 10-in. 12/23/1937 Russian lullaby Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-017769 10-in. 12/23/1937 Can't help lovin' dat man Bunny Berigan Orchestra Jazz/dance band Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-018413 10-in. 1/26/1938 Piano tuner man Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor BS-018414 10-in. 1/26/1938 Heigh-ho Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Gail Reese Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo Musical group, instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 51-75 of 225 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bunny Berigan Orchestra," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

Bunny Berigan Orchestra. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103346.

"Bunny Berigan Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

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